Arab Horse Couture : Silvia Rizzo Grand Prix dressage rider & Equestrian Fashionista

Published on 16 October 2023 at 13:36

Italian Grand Prix rider Silvia Rizzo , well renowned rider in the dressage world, developed a passion for horses and dressage in her teens and has now grown into an ambitious dressage rider.


She was proclaimed Italian Owner of the Year at the 2009Italian Horse Owners Gala Ball hosted by APICE (Associazione Proprietari Italiani Cavalli da Equitazione) on Feb. 8, 2010. APICE bestowed this honor for Silvia’s ownership of the Westphalian gelding, Blickpunkt, who won the Bundeschampionate and became the bronze medalist at the 2009 and 2010 World Young Horse Championships in Verden, Germany.


In 2013, Silvia was invited to compete in the World Dressage Masters Palm Beach and in the invitation only Al Shaqab CDI4* in Doha, Qatar, with her approved Oldenburg stallion Donnerbube 2. While at the World Dressage Masters in the U.S., she amassed a huge fan club and found herself signing autographs and posing for photos.


 She fell in love with Florida and decided to spend the entire 2014 winter show season in Wellington with her new star, Sal, a Lusitano approved stallion. In Florida, Silvia embraced a variety of experiences from trying her hand at reining and cutting to tossing the coin at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Back in Europe, she was invited to compete in the Royal Windsor Horse Show in the United Kingdom, and was greeted by applause and admiration there as well. Wherever she goes, Silvia attracts attention and she is quick to acknowledge her fans and her sponsors.


Silvia is a well-known fashionista and writes a hugely popular column for In early 2014, she created her own Hof Marabunta fashion line called Stylish Rider and launched also the line with her own trendy polo shirt design and really trendy breeches.


 Silvia explains : “All the breeches are made with high quality materials. The great innovation and characteristic of our brand is the "Silicone Grip“ which replaces the exceeded leather grip. The new silicone will give you an extra support for your position in the saddle. High quality materials and comfort: these are the characteristics of these breeches! “


In both 2015 and 2016 , Silvia was proclaimed ambassador during the International Helmet Awareness Day. Together with KEP ITALIA, a premier safety standard equestrian helmet manufacturer, clients are able to combine unique ideas for helmets by creating their own style. The company has a large selection of colors, materials and designs to choose from. 


Silvia happens to be admired by Fashion King Valentino. He is one of the fans of her own unique helmet created by KEP ITALIA. When the topic of Valentino comes up, Silvia gets a glow on her face and begins to smile. Silvia says : “I could not believe that I was invited to the VIP area of the Sultan , where Valentino was sitting. He was attracted by my elegance and called me divine! You can understand why I was elated!”


In 2015 she was awarded for her sense of style with the Chi E’ Chi Award, during the Milan fashion week, in the Sport Category for being Italy’s brightest ambassador of elegance and style in the international sport world.


 In early 2016 she was proclaimed 3rd “Chicest Rider in the world” by the popular english magazine The Derby Post. She was is also proclaimed “ Equestrian Fashion Queen “ by the World Dressage Master. 


Hof Marabunta Fashion Line provides international shipping for all of its breeches and polo shirts.



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